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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
down pennsylvania's voter id law and the obama administration is telling companies it is okay to disregard the law when it comes to handing out pink slips in advance to big budget cuts. all three happening before the election. mitt romney has finally put meat on the bones of his tax reform idea. he floated the idea of a $17,000 cap on tax reform reduction. >> you could say everyone is going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. you can fill that bucket if you will and higher income people might have a lower number. >> this is brand new stuff. we have howard dean former vermont governor and candidate. and let's look at this for a second. what do you think? a $17,000 cap on tax deductions for everybody as a way of being fair because the upper end would pay more. what do you think? >> i don't have a problem with the eidea of deductions. here you are. you guys are talking about the private sector all the time. so, i've been convinced because of the high rate of canadian home ownership, i'm not convinced of doing away with charitable deductions. $17,000 ceiling for all tax deductions acro
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
holds what positions. >> why don't they know? >> why don't they know? >> yeah. >> because federal law doesn't give them the jurisdiction to find out. >> that story and more when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. [ticking] ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. whatever your business challenge, extra curricular activities help provide a sense of identity and a path to succ
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
done under the law to maximize profits and minimize taxes. they got him ted dead to rights again. i don't know if any american cares. do you remember how the kennedys made their money? >> i think there was some boot legging. >> might have been a little boot legging. john kerry married and then left his yacht in providence or something, didn't he. and then john edwards flipping his magnetic business card at all the ambulances going by made $80 million. it's weird, isn't it? >> he was a good lawyer. >> and a hell of a human being, too, johnny. we have ten seconds. >> i don't think additional incremental disclosures about offshore investments will make a big deal. >> all right, my friend, thank you. >>> when we come back, we'll get to kevin ferry from the cme, we'll find out what's most likely to drive action on the second day of the quarter. smart comes with 8 airbags, 3 a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through s
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm EDT
what positions. >> why don't they know? >> why don't they know? >> yeah. >> because federal law doesn't give them the jurisdiction to find out. >> that story and more when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. [ticking] up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't...
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
made by the companies and they may have violated some u.s. laws. it is likely to become fodder for the u.s. presidential campaign, and there was a big piece -- >> on "60 minutes" and "wall street journal" and chavez won. >> apparently this is just a rumor, the bls the entire of bureau labor statistics from here was flown down to venezuela to monitor the election. >> the chicago guys were thrown down. >> ba-dum-boom. let's get to the story, the venezuelan president hugo chavez as joe was just saying -- >> 54-45. >> comfortable election victory that could extend his rule to 20 years. the next election isn't officially for six years but you had tens of thousands of ecstatic supporters flooding the streets around the presidential palace in downtown caracas, pumped their fists in the air and started shouting chavez's name. enrique capriles, he was beat by more than nine points. it will extend a wave of nationalizations and continue his support for left wing allies. we've heard how important this is for cuba, he has billions at his fingertips because of the oil produced there. this is th
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
take the money. then they had to go to an equity law firm. this is encouraging to me. i would think this actual bailout is one that says, we are now past, the pig is much further along. you don't want a python swallowing a pig, but it's going to follow it when it is finished. >> words to live by, jim. words to live by. >> i think about that often, actually. >> we just listened to an incredible hour of television on "squawk box" with zell talking about what he's seen in the economy, talking more about corporate i.t. upgrade cycles. here's what zell said not too long ago. >> nobody wants to make commitment to be on tomorrow. we run a company that does a lot of corporate enterprising installations. and one of their triggers is when the enterprise projects start getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. and that's exactly what you're looking at right now. >> when the enterprise project starts getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. that collides with the calls we are seeing regarding cisco right now. jim, channel checks going on? >> cisco, morgan stanley put out positive
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm EDT
? >> well, they are recommending -- of course they are sending this report to various law enforcement agencies. they claim, at least, that huawei may be in violation of certain laws. we'll see. again there is a great deal of conjecture in today's report but you you need to sort of connect the dots to really get to the final conclusion that says, hey, these guys are really bad guys. that being said, it's a huge issue between the united states and china. not that we don't have many of them. we also talked to chairman rogers about that as well this morning. they are, as we all know, one of the largest holders of our debt. they are one of our largest trading partners. but this is an issue that many feel need to be elevated to that same level of importance when we talk to chinese leaders. >> david, thank you so much. bob, down to you. >>> there are several big american tech companies who are watching this showdown very closely with china. tech correspondent jon fortt in silicon valley looking at which companies stand to win and lose in all this. >> bob, the biggest, most obvious winner her
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
make people a lot of moo law. the only one problem, it doesn't. i call these kind of patterns love blankets. something to make you feel more secure. even as it's nothing more than a piece of clothe. like my baby when i was going out. give you comfort when there is no reason for it. nothing but a lovie blanket. check that. that's when the quarterback considers whom he should pass the ball to. >> hmm. >> i'm going to keep the ball myself. >> wow. >> ludicrous. okay. oops. here we go. ball, i'll just hold it. new york style and old london. here it is. always old london. a brand i know. american staples, particularly in the cramer house. i love this. i always have this. i have these in my closet. >> bagel crisps, and melba toast, which is what i feel like right now. greatest brand. j.j. flats, i'm j.j.c., these should be mine. i love these. >> i love melba toast. cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investin
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00pm EDT
queen of spain. more fundamental it lays the track of what u.s. is all about. the rule of law, the free market system, even with all the blemishes of the last few years, and then the ability to succeed and the vision of columbus and what we're doing here with this parade is to raise millions of dollars, which we do every year, and give it back to individuals that want to have an equal opportunity through school. we give that money to students, thousands of them, maria, and that's why i'm doing this. i want to continue to help contribute. >> you constantly give back. the money raised, $2 million for scholarships for students, for grammar school, high school, college. were you -- were you on the phone at all? were you checking in with the office? i mean, the market is open. you've got $36 billion in assets under management. how did you take the day off? >> it's never too late to give, so everyone that's listening today, you know, take some of that capital gains and give it to a charity you like and make sure it's focused on education and whatever else you're passionate about. that's
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. unfortunate unfortunately, health care costs are a complicated issue. the current law doesn't do very much explicitly about health care costs. eventually somebody will have to reduce the volume of services or reduce the price of services. >> so what are you telling investors, buy hospital stocks, don't buy hospital stocks, by the good ones? how do the insurance companies fair? >> insurance companies win almost no matter what happens. so that's fine. >> there's medicaid advantage. >> right, medicaid, medicare. >> is there a head k medicaid advantage? >> medicaid hmos lose it if obamacare gets repealed because they're going to expand medicaid, as well. >> expand it greatly. and it's not block grants. a federal expansion. so what's your favorite stocks? >> my favorite stocks are the ones that are not that impacted by federal policy. united health, intuitive surgical. genetic analysis companies do well. but not completely unrelated to reform. and you can always go outside the u.s., too, if you want. so i guess you're not moving to france if about obama wins. >> alec baldwin didn't move, i'm no
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
the private unions are protected by federal law, but what this question is on the ballot is basically saying that the rights of collective bargaining apply to all public employees, so let's take it one step further. what it really means is when it comes to michigan and the state government's ability to say, look, foodservice in the schools will be handled by private companies, bus transportation handled by private companies, what you're looking at is 2 to $3 billion in additional costs onto the state government in michigan calling collective bargaining a state protected right for state union employees, and so number one, this is a huge issue for the state of michigan. it is big for the governor. i think that if you look at what's happened in wisconsin, you're going to see hopefully the same level of success over in michigan. people understand that while we're -- >> we're a little short on time. i hate to cut you off here. there is going to be interesting questions at this week's debate and i would like to have you back next week to talk about it. thanks. >> i would love to. >> don't f
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
charter school law. we've only got about -- >> charter school law that says what in. >> that charter schools are allowed. we have ten states where you can't have a charter school, you can only have public schools, the standard. >> but the money we throw with at education, with what we spend if you did it the right way. >> we spend way more than anybody else. one of my sideline activities is running a charter school system out of arizona, we just opened our first school in washington, d.c., school name is basis. we've got two other top high schools in the u.s. in a ten-year-old charter school system. it's possible to do it. we don't hire teachers, we hire content experts for the classroom, we put some degree of tension in the classroom. we have international expectations. kids, we were all kids once, kids jump as high as you ask them to jump, and the basic problem in our education system is we set the bar so deangelo they don't have to work to get over it. >> put tension in the classroom? >> you pay teachers for performance, and you tell kids you don't pass the test, you don't
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
countries are under beijing control and pose threats to national security. >> enterprise law requires a kfc china or walmart china or a wow way to allow for the existence for a communist party committee within the organization. like the other companies, they allow for that existence. the communist party committee doesn't have any interaction with or influence on our business operation. >> both companies continue to insist their equipment is safe and poses no threat to u.s. tell wh telecom structures. joining us is director of global risk analysis for asia pacific. dean, are these concerns the u.s. is raising valid? >> well, i think some of them are. if you looked at the report, there were a number of issues that were raised. ip loss, protection of intellectual property, trading with sanction country including iran, business practices. but really the one underlying all of this explicit or otherwise, implicit, is the security of the actual systems that wow way or zte might be selling in to the united states. and that really comes back to a trust factor and transparency of the o
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
the vatican where he had been demonstrating against eu laws. he stood on one of the window lenls for more than 24 hours. he was complaining against an eu directive which would reform rules to licenses. operators have said the new rules threaten the jobs of some 600,000 resort workers. still to come, we talk shopping ahead of september retail sales data with a guest who says thrift may be the new bling. >>> european markets are trading town. we did see the green at the start of the show, but no longer the ftse down. same for the dax and cac. ibex held unreasonably well but also trading lower now. in the state, futures indicating a positive start to trade. just a few points higher for the s&p and nasdaq, the dow could open up by 30 points or so when trade gets under way there. on the agenda today in the u.s., weekly jobless claims out at 8:30 eastern, forecast to rise by 10,000. 10:00 a.m. brings august factor orders. expected to drop by 6%. at 2:00 the minutes from last month's fed meeting will be released. james bullard is in memphis, tennessee speaking about the economy and monetary
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
made by these companies and they may have violated some laws. how important is this, dave? >> it's important. chairman rogers was an important component of the piece we did early this month that was on chinese cyber espionage. it focused on huawei. a company discovered the chinese were in their system, nortel. they went out of business. some claim it's because of huawei. chairman rogers is trying to raise the alarm on this. i can only tell you from firsthand experience, so many ceos of fortunate 500 companies who would not come on the program that we did a number of months ago because they fear for their business in china have admitted to me face to face that their firewalls had been breached by the chinese, that they'd been informed of that by the fbi. and so by doing this, chairman rogers simply is able to raise a larger awareness of it. as for the huawei allegation, we'll see. we haven't seen the report yet and the specifics. >> the reason why the issue has been treated with -- this has been going on over the course of a decade at least. it's not just in technology. it's in othe
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
into legal troubles for not properly warning those workers. here's the federal law and what it says. it says that companies with 100 or more workers must provide 60 days notice before mass layoffs or plant closings, or those workers can get up to 60 days of back pay if they are not notified. the republicans are crying foul and eamon javers picks under the story. >> reporter: here's what the omb said in late september -- it is neither necessary or appropriate for federal contractors to provide warn act notice to employees 60 days in advance of the potential sequestration because of the uncertainty about whether sequestration will occur. i've toualked to employees at t white house and omb about this question. their idea is this -- first of all, there's uncertainty about the fiscal cliff itself, whether it is actually going to happen or not. they say that the warn act is only required for those planning specific cutbacks and specific plant closings and they say since the employers in this case federal contractors don't know that sequestration is going to happen, therefore they don't ha
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
project. ms. rotunda is a former army jag attorney and a military law pro first at chapman university. kendra, welcome. >> thank you. >> what's going on here? are you saying in this that the absentee ballot process which supposedly was improved by law is not working? and so the men and women can't vote? >> it's not working and it's not working because the pentagon simply is not following the law. they're ignoring federal law. they're supposed to have military voter registration on federal bases and they're just not doing it. and it's leading to what we think are going to be record lows in military rovoter turnou by as great as 70% dips in key states like virginia and ohio. >> if i were a cynic, if i were a cynic i would say this is because polls show 60% of military voters vote republican. now, would i be too cynical? >> you know, who knows? but what really matters is it doesn't matter how they vote, it matters that they vote. and this is clearly frustrating their right, their opportunity, to be able to cast a ballot this election year. and the pentagon frankly seems not to care very
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
jennifer ruber and stephen law. jen, i go to you first. really, if you can't cut a little pbs, what can you you cut. this is going to kill obama. >> it drives people back to that debate. rox knee couldn't get a better person to run. and i think they are convinced that they can still. destroy romney. i don't think that is possible after 70 million people see it directly and make an assessment of this guy. and they have another week before the presidential debate while public opinion sets in. he is pumped up and i'll have it written up tomorrow. he sounds poised and focused and i think the president is in a little bit of trouble. >> first of all, saesame street wants the add pulled and third of all, the thing that troubles me, he will not face the press. not once after the bengazi ca tr catastrophy. >> as far as big bird, it was fun and it made a good point. if more children had been educated by that program in their early years. i think the add is over the top in many ways and plus, if you are going to do it, get it first. but look, i agree with jennifer, i think the president should piv
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
very challenging. in fact, we have an emergency manager law used, but when it's used it's a major help to prevent bankruptcies and other challenges. that's also on the ballot. this would override that and leave us in a spot where communities might have bankruptcy as an option, and that's a very bad answer. >> governor, let me just ask you, what are the mechanics of this thing? in other words, if they get collective bargaining as a matter of state constitutional rights, does that undo all of your reforms as you call it to the michigan comeback? does that give the unions power even over the state legislature? is it that bad? >> it would in many aspects take us back in time and give a lot of power to unions in terms of the negotiating process and really wipe out a lot of benefits we have. we're the comeback state. we've gone through tough recessions before. we need to keep going. that's where i encourage our citizens to get out there look at the details of this and vote no on proposal two. >> will this bring out a bigger turnout? i've seen recent polls that show the state of michigan
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
? >>> yesterday at this time during our report on a nationwide law enforcement operation targeting medicare fraud, we included aerial video that showed the offices of always home care in miami. now that business was not implicated in any way in yesterday's operation and we do regret the error. just thought we'd mention that as well. >>> let's get to a market flash. >> good afternoon, guys. happy friday. just want to point out, first solar is down 11%. this had a big run-up since july. deutsche bank now saying the setup is not that atatractive going into earnings season. worried about a modular junction box. some of the issues in the marketplace with the stock down 11% today. >>> the average worker stays in each job 4.6 years. but we have ten good reasons why you should stay in your job for ten years. >>> and, how to time the gas market. we're going to show you how to ease the pain of those high prices at the pump. l night-vision goggles, like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in th
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
violation of the law. i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> by the way, the w.a.r.n. act he refers to requires businesses to tell employees about potential layoffs 60 days in advance. here with reangction, former lar secretary elaine chow. thanks very much for joining us. you were the labor secretary. you had the national butreau of labor statistics under you. what do you think about this possibility of a conspiracy? >> when i was at the department of labor, i think the bureau of labor statistics was very professional. they did a very good job. i don't know what's happening now. i can't speak to that. but the fact that this administration has delayed the issuance of these legally mandated layoff notices is astounding. that has never happened before. under the law, any employer, including the government, is supposed to notify the workers 60 days prior to termination that they are indeed going to be facing termination. so for this administration to unilaterally issue a direct order to not issue it is quite astounding. >> if we could go back to the jobs number, you could pro
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
them have helped draft laws that help their companies or industries. voters are talking more and more about crony capitalism. to be fair, members of congress aren't doing as well as the rest of the millionaires. there are fewer millionaires in congress than there were eight years ago and 1 in 5 is worth less than they were in 2006. steny hoyer, for instance, lost 97% of his wealth even as his power in d.c. was growing. american millionaires have gotten most of their wealth back and the population of millionaires is also back. i should also add that many members of congress are wealthy because they started companies before joining politics. and to be fair, many of their spouses also made a lot of money and have little to do with politics. still, many say the laws in d.c. need to be tighter to prevent the rich and powerful from getting even more rich. >> there is a reason why 7 of america's 10 weltiest counties are now in the halo of washington, d.c. but what do we know the line between absolute ethical violation and just good timing really? >> right now the laws are really about d
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
white house is bending labor laws for votes. senator john mccain is with us live. we'll talk about that and more with the last time presidential candidate on the gop side and the age old debate wall street bankers are they overpaid and are more cuts ahead. we got that and more top of the hour, jobs. >> sounds great. not often a finance minister is laughed at when tlifrg a speech but that's exactly what happened to spain's finance minister when he told a crowd in london that his country doesn't need a bailout. he was speaking to students at london school of economics and they chuckled at that. nevertheless the euro moving above 1.35 versus u.s. dollar. boris, good to see you. what do you make of the situation with the euro, with merkel going to greece next week, walking in to the lion's den. messy day. >> yes. but i think ultimately what you have to take away from this week is when draghi came out and said don't mess with me. basically there's a coalescing of ideas in the eurozone now around the ont and esm where most of the european key leaders are in agreement on this system. so what y
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
a much better job in enforcing the trade laws than we've ever seen before. he's pushed china. he just won three cases. he won a case on pipe to put thousands of people back to work. he won a case of tires that put people back to work. and he just filed one on auto parts. look, mitt romney's talk is cheap. he'll go back to this -- he's working on currency. we're all working on currency. mitt romney will go back to the same paradigm that we had before. signing agreements that are good for wall street but not good for main street. >> even though this tax increase that we're about to see is going to increase taxes for anybody making more than $250,000. >> which tax increases you talking about? >> the fiscal cliff issue as we see the tax cuts expire at year end. >> well, the president said he wants to continue those tax breaks for people earning less than $250,000. it's the republicans that say no, we won't give anybody anything unless the millionaires and billionaires get their tax cut too. they don't need -- they need to pay their fair share. and we -- >> thanks, richard. >> thank y
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
being employees of the communist party. in fact, that's not the case. enterprise law in china requires a kfc china or walmart china or cisco china or hauwei to allow for the existence of a communist party committee within the organization. hauwei, like these other companies, allows for that existence. the communist party committee doesn't have any interaction with or influence on our business operations. >> but it's alleged by our investigators that the company did not cooperate at all with the investigation. is that true? and if so, why not? if there's nothing to hide, if the company did nothing wrong, why not cooperate? >> oh, that's a great point. the company cooperated immensely. we hosted the staff in washington in december and then in china in february and members and staff in hong kong in may, with our ceo. we responded to multiple ent interrogatories, delivered reams and reams of paper. while we were with transparency and good faith, we got a book-long press release that launched the investigation last november. >> they go into quite a lot of detail in the report itself, and a
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
worried about something a little more macro, sheryl. forget about health care reform law. tenet was a $20 stock eight years ago. hca came, went, now came back, community health has had issues. they seem to have a lot of other problems which makes me nervous to invest in them. >> well, look. being in the hospital business is an extraordinarily difficult business to begin with. you're taking care of patients on a daily basis. you've got doctors who aren't necessarily your employers. you can't control them. >> they're sued by everybody constantly. >> absolutely. and congress is always looking at hospitals as a source of funds for all their other problems. so it is really not easy to be a hospital company, and it is especially not easy today when the only bipartisan issue it seems in congress is the willingness to investigate and prosecute medicare fraud. so there's an awful lot going on in this industry that's -- that are risks. but the market's really, really good at discounting risks these days. it's not been so good especially as far as health care services is concerned at discounting
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
what they're getting in a law. that's so important for milt romney in a debate. he has to bring people, he has to bring heart to supply side politics and that's what happened. this is the most important day in mitt romney's life, there's no question, david's going to remind us that obama is leading in the polls, this is really make or break. do you think romney will do it? do you expect to hear a sharp, clear message on lowering middle class tax rates, and do you think he'll do it? and a pro growth package. >> i these he'll make a passioned plea for the economic tax cuts he's already talked about. i don't think he's going to pound home that message. i think paul ryan did. maybe you'll see more from paul ryan in the vice presidential debate. i think he's going focus on regulation and all that stuff. >> let me ask you, a built of a warning to you. >> i will not gloat. i will never gloat. >> you may be right and that's okay. romney took a machete and lifted newt gingrich's head off. and later on romney took maybe a different cleaner machete and took rick santorum's head off. obama on the
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
barclays. this operation basically in a nutshell was allowing the banks to abuse certain laws in order to put in the books some interesting income actually as dividends. so they were paying less taxes. this is again manipulating somehow the laws. now the bank unicredit has actually plea bargained and has paid 265 million euros. the fraud was for 245 million is what these defendants are being accused of. and the bank did it not because they admit to wrongdoing, but because they did say that was just going to be a very long and drawn out case that they didn't want to have to deal with. on so now these defendants, 19 plus profumo. he says there was no wrongdoing and he's waiting with confidence that the justice system takes its course. note just in a few days, he is expected to take on more responsibilities at his new job which is chairman at italy's oldest and most troubled bank. he will expand his duties so he's being closely watched right now. back to you. >> all right. that's the late he is out of the trial in milan. we'll take a short break. still to come, american golfers feeling a
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm EDT
pass a law forcing banks to reduce the amount owed on mortgages. are we in the same spot in joining us with the president of team investments, tanya macyo. and new face to cnbc, welcome the u.s. economiest at b and b par rag way. good to have you on the show. thank you very much. like to get to you, first of all, you do not believe in further u.s. government intervention in the housing market but do believe putting the onus on the banks. >> i absolutely do the taxpayers billed out the bank $14 trillion. the banks are sitting on $1.64 trillion of reserves. i think it's time that the banks taken responsibility and truly help the homeowners that should be helped. not every homeowner should you can helped. truly upside down and can't afford their home, better to short sale, get out, foreclose, doesn't matter, get out of that bad situation, but people that are in their homes, that principal reduction could truly help and not only will it help the homeowner, it will truly help economy and act like a stimulus package. >> yelena, do you believe as well it up to the banks and not the government
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. kerry? >> reporter: tyler, by law, today is the last date that candidates can campaign here today in venezuela. a huge rally. a pro-president hugo chavez rally is scheduled for right here in the capital, caracas, later today. supporters of president chavez say they believe the future of of this oil rich country is best left to president chavez's control. at 58 years old he's been a power here for 14 years. the opposition at 40 years old, young, energetic, some say a sexy candidate who believes the oil wealth here has been squandered. his promise to re-invest in the neglected oil infrastructure in this country to get more oil to market. of course, if that oil draws so much of the u.s. interest, opec estimates venezuela has the largest reserves of oil in the world. the country is currently the fourth largest supplier of oil to the united states. but experts say the industry which was nationalized under chavez has been neglected. maintenance issues and lack of investment explain why the oil output here has actually dropped 30% in the last decade. punctuating the problem db president cha
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
notifying employees, even though the law dictates that they must. and today lockheed martin says it won't issue layoff notices before the election as it had planned to do. . it said it receivered assurances from the white house that the money would not be cut in january. how is that possible? aren't the costs mandatory if we hit the fiscal cliff? well, yes, but the administration could prioritize based on any criteria it chooses. perhaps it will make sure funds go to ensure that thousands of lockheed employees in northern virginia, a key swing state won't lose their jobs. but contract in states like georgia or alabama, well, those assurances may not come. that's just my observation. before we go, that will do it for the "closing bell" today. the market, of course, higher at the close but off of the best levels of the afternoon. hope you'll follow me on twitter and
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Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. >> about the ecb gives back the cash, the german government pay backed ecb. >> will be law andered? >> it will be laundered money, exactly. >> simon, what do you think? >> or extend the maturities that is the other possibilities. >> i have heard that this -- they begged for that absolutely right, keep asking and the ecb keeps saying no. >> most people think in the end, the way it is going to happen is through the laundered system through the back door, through the central banks. >> what about spain, michelle some people were posing the question that the greece certain lives the story of the day today with the protests, with ms. merkel going to greece, but spain really is what we need to be focused more on. do you agree with that? >> much bigger, much bigger in size. greece, in the end, is the bigger pictures that we see on television, but when it comes to the actual amount of money, the european union could actually handle that cost. spain is much, much bigger. >> thank you, michelle. simon, over to you. >> also watching, as you will be aware, sue, apple, very closely today. shares offici
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm EDT
insurance. under the law, the government could recover triple damages. this is a $570 million suit against wells fargo. we're following it. we'll teep you posted. back to you. >> just off the lows, scott, thank you very much. we're heading toward the close, otherwise, with about 30 minutes left. the dow down 100 points at this hour. when we come back, we look at the health of wall street. new york state comptroller on the looming -- whether the looming fiscal cliff and increasing regulation are threatening wall street's comeback these days. plus, speaking of which, nearly half of all wall streeters are expecting a bigger bonus this year. will they get it in and more importantly, do they deserve it? that debate is coming up. and from bull market speed bump to chaos. breaking out at a bull fight in colombia. we're just wondering, is this scene a preview of what may be coming to our stock market? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#:
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
bit of the law saying they have to get it done. here she arrives at the parliament. let's show you some video. there's been a lot of anti-german sent nimt greeiment. i find this emotionally disturbing, i look people dressed at nazis with the nazi flag, the hitler salute going through the square to protest. >> wow. >> angela merkel and her arrival there. i want to bring in nigel farage, one of the biggest euro skeptics out there, the founding member of the uk independence party and member of the european parliament a representative of the uk. >> good morning. >> what do you think when you see the pictures on the ground in greece? >> i just think this european project which if you remember was designed after world war ii to bring europe closer together to make us all love each other and look what it's doing. it's actually making the north and the south of europe hate each other. yes you've got those people dressed up in nazi uniforms, in athens but don't forget the tabloid press in germany are writing every day the greeks are usele useless, lazy and they're not worthy of their money.
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
something. >> is there a china law in this country? a china lobby saying stay away from them because we need them so badly? >> i don't know. >> a lot of companies need to sell to china. the last thing they want to do, i don't think they want to hear about a trade war, given they own so many kentucky fried chickens in china. >> there's a trillion dollars in treasury bonds pretty strong lobbying. >> that's true. that's true. >> i think you're right. the main thing about china is it is more complicated that it seems. >> finally, a couple interesting notes on banks, david, the makenzie report saying the business model will provide sustainable profits and there's a poll of bankser who believe their numbers will get better, not worse. >> optimism never dies when it comes to people's pay. you look around them to see everything falling down but i was a star. i served to get paid well. we talked a lot about it. i think when you talk to the executives who run many of the global institutions, it is coming down in a true way. it's a seminole change in terms of ways they pay people. better that you get p
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
people want to believe. people want to believe in the rule of law for business. there was a great hope in many of the same 200 business people would say something and he didn't. and people want to hear something that there are changes of a foot. >> which brings us back to that point and whether we'll get anything more this afternoon. >> well, jim is absolutely right. trading at almost 50% it is count to a country like brazil. there is substantial it is count that is the intrinic rush of russia. one of the steps that the government is taking is to really be more open, more transparent. this event with direct access to the heads of the government and there are also several key ministers joining us. it's a way to try to convince capital that of course there are some concerns, but there is also great opportunity for business in russia. conditions and valuations are extremely attractive compared to other bric countries. >> ricardo, thanks for that. jim, thank you, as well. >> thanks for having me on. >> jim o'neill. as far as european stocks are concerned, after good gains yesterday, a
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
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